Fun with Shakespeare’s English

Year 5 have been using some Shakespearean phrases to create their own interesting (and often amusing!) sentences:

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She doth yoga every Saturday.

Methinks I love games.

He hath overcome the sharpness of death.

The doctor said, “Methinks thou hast a broken nose.”

She doth love thee methinks.

Dost thou think mine ear has grown?

Ouch! Mine ear hurts!

Hast thou brushed thy teeth?

Thou art smart.

Methinks mine ear is expanding!

Methinks he hath mine ear!

Methinks thou wilt have a donkey’s head.

She doth not love thee.

Dost thou know the play?

He hath a donkey head!

Year 6 Moonlit Writing



Please have a read through some of Year 6’s writing in action.  They focused on figurative language and powerful vocabulary.

In the forest the great ancient trees shadowed over me like skyscrapers blocking out the moonlight. I walked in to a clearing on the outer perimeter of a lake. The fluorescent moon reflected like a beacon on the transparent lake. The silver glint of the moonlight lit up the night sky with a shine like headlights in the distance.

By William C


As I stood in the moonlit glade the crepuscular rays shone into the deserted clearing, illuminating the murky waters. As I walked around the outer perimeter of the bewitched and phantasmal woodland, a twig snapped underfoot, breaking the utter stillness of the night. As the silver nugget started to disappear I carried on walking. As I was walking back a voice reached my ears and then fortunately the moon reappeared lighting the way; I noticed a shadowy shape.

“Mummy” I murmured.

“No, the names Steve, and I’m going to be looking after you for a while!” Steve Chuckled!

By Oby


Rain ran gently as I trudged through the woodland. I looked up I could see the leaves falling and rising like the steady breathing of a child. suddenly the leaves gave way and the rain pelted down.

As I looked through the semi darkness I saw sundown. As I walked on through the blaze of the sun the suppress of the silent wood clung on to me. I could barely see two fox-lengths in front of me.

Suddenly the lights went out I looked up among the rain drops I saw the full moon glistening like a light bulb. aroooooo! went a wolf. even though it sounded far away I remembered what a wolf looked like cruel fangs and claws the grey matted fur.

I sprang up to the nearest tree when I got to the top I buried the leaves around me. but as I turned around I saw a gigantic wolf staring at me. I knew there was only one thing to do as I jumped out the tree I screamed and then “it’s alright son I got you”

By Rachael


Something was wrong in the woodland the plant life was never growing.  The sun was blazing on the forest and it rained frequently, they had have to have grown by now.  In the twilight of the moon the shrubs got more and more indistinct until it was pitch black.  Suddenly a bright spec appeared it seemed to lead me to a hollow tree which inside had a button that had a sign that said humans only…

By Thomas


The woods. A place where vile phantasmal creatures lurk around, restrained by the shadowy plantation, however behind that gloomy silhouette lies an illuminate beam of moonlight. This is an extract of an observation that I had four years ago… I trudged down the interminable forest path, the light from my wand began to glow dimmer, and my glasses were shattered. I limped a little because of a huge scar I had on my filthy leg. I was sad and alone with no one to help, then I saw something, a monster perhaps. My heart raced against my blood, several sweat drops ran like people down my tearstained face. Suddenly a sticky hand rested itself on my shoulder, then….

By Ben


Suddenly I woke startled by an owl hooting in the lofty trees.  As I stood up, an almighty gust of wind knocked me over again.  “That’s strange,” I thought.  Suddenly I heard the unmistakeable whisper of my name coming from the darkness of the woods. “jjaaaaaaacck.”

By Harry B


The dreadful fragrance made the rain sob and cry on me. My raincoat and I got showered with tears from the horrible rain. As the snapping tree branches try to bite me the rain kept poring. “BOOM” a flash of light struck the tree nearby, as the wild fire began. I ran as fast like a wolf trying to run away from a hunter, until I stopped for a breath I looked up , the glories moon guide me to a safe tree that sheltered me from the rain. Suddenly I saw a huge shadow that came bigger every second, I closed my eyes then peeked out it was a tiny bunny that was lost too. “howl” five wolfs surround me then the five wolfs devoured the innocent bunny. Then the wolfs looked hungry then “boom” the lightning scared them, away and I safely lade my head and went to sleep.

By Emma


The moon, the moon, I love the moon, the moon is bright tonight.  The moon is dazzlingly bright.  The moon will pay for its delay, the moon is bright tonight.  The moon is an eye, so is the sun for they are the eyes of God.  So if you are lonely at night look up to the stars.

By Logan



Y5 Use Onomatopoeia to describe ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Year 5 have been using onomatopoeia in their work.  Here are a few examples.



Lysander and Hermia  scuttled and scurried through the wood, as they were running they could hear the leaves rustling under their feet.  Callum

The Fairies darted through the trees and the trees whooshed and swayed.  Charlie

As the fire flies zoomed around the trees, the baby birds tweeted and sang a chirpy song.  Niamh

Oberon’s cackle seeped through the woods.  Snakes hissed and slithered as Puck whizzed through the trees.  Sam

The trees swayed around as rain drops pitter pattered on the leaves and oozed down the mossy damp cold trees.  Barnaby

When Lysander and Hermia ran away, the rain splashing on the trees,  the twigs cracked under their feet.  Ava

The fairies’ wings flutter like sparkling butterflies throughout the trees.  Gabriel

The fire in the woods crackled and spat.  Josh

The sticks cracked under her feet.  The mud squelched when he walked on it.  Aaron

Nick Bottom stumbled and crashed out of the bush.  There was a swoosh as Puck made a magic pass with his hands.  Oscar

The fairies zoomed and in the dark night sky, whooping as the golden fireflies whizzed around.  Fernando

The worm slithered away from the humans as they walked through the forest.  George

As Lysander and Hermia ran through the forest, they heard the crackle of leaves under their feet.  Henry

The wind howled in the in the forest as Helena and Demetrius marched into the forest.  Jack

The woods creaked, cracked and swayed in the misty breeze of the wind.  Molly

As the fairies danced around the fire there was a pitter-patter and the fire went out.  Dylan

As Oberon and Titania argued they heard the rain drip,drop,drumming outside.  Ella

The trees swished and swished as puck swept in to get the flower.  Puck chuckled as he turned Nick Bottoms head into a donkey.  Sophie

Titanias wings were so thin you couldn’t see them flutter.  William

Puck oozed the juice of the flower into Titania eyes, just for a joke.  Theodore

The leaf is brown and when Lysander steped on it-it went crunch.  Fraser

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“Toys” by Ben

Enjoy the first three chapters of ‘Toys’, a novel by Ben in Year 6.


Chapter 1

Toys. All children love them, they play with them, they apparently need them, however this story is the dark truth about them…

It all started a late night when a boy named Charlie  had been sent to his bedroom, It was cold in his room because of a small rusty radiator that couldn’t decide if it was warm or not. He was very afraid of his wardrobe,  because when he was younger his parents bought him a dolls house, it was small and now had cobwebs all over it, its been in his wardrobe ever since.

Charlie loved the rest of his toys, ( especially lego ) he would play with it all day everyday.

Charlie went to school the next day to meet up with his friend Bob. But clearly he was ill. Charlie was day dreaming about were Bob was, and soon he even started drawing pictures. “Right that is it detention Charlie stop dreaming about your pitiful little buddy!” shouted his least favourite teacher Mr Dogsbreath, now I know that sounds weird but lets just go with whats written here.

Seven weeks went by and Bob had still not showed up, Charlie decided he would go to Bob’s house that night to see if he was okay. “BBRRRIINNGG” The school bell went Charlie barged past the teachers. “Oy what about your detention screamed  Mr Dogsbreath. He raced down the street towards Bob’s house. He peered through the misty shattered  window, all he saw was Bob’s  parents crying.

Charlie couldn’t sleep that night all he could hear was his wardrobe open and close in the wind. However when Charlie turned around to shut  the window it was already closed…

He lightly crept out of bed, and went to face his fears. He took a step inside the wardrobe, he could see a small dim white light glowing through the cracks. As he drew nearer the light got brighter and brighter. He opened the door and ‘’whoosh’’ a huge spaceship flew past him! Charlie ran straight back through the wardrobe in shock, what had he just seen. Just then a huge Lego brick fell from the sky, and a strange looking person stepped out… The person was tall but had rather short arms, like a trex made into a human, Charlie was not scared but fascinated by this odd looking character. He had a face like a Barby doll, hands  of Micano, and legs made  of Playdo!

Charlie new all about these toys, because his sister had them, the tall person spoke. “I am lord Barcado I am from the planet train, not the vehicle the planet”. As off now you shall be arrested by my guards.” Two guards stepped out of the Lego brick They grabbed Charlie and dragged him through the wardrobe “Let me go he shouted get me out of this mess, I don’t want to be any part of this.” Charlie couldn’t understand. The guards  were dragging him into the huge Lego brick, what did they want with him.

It was pail white inside, with red flashing lights and huge screen about twice the size as an Imax (and one Imax is big enough.) Just then there was a glitch on the screen and a strange countdown started.

Chapter 2

“Stomp, Stomp” a huge walker crushed Charlie’s bedside lamp, well it wasn’t exactly a walker it was a man of action. Charlie pinched himself to check if it was a dream, it wasn’t, it was plain real. He was frightened by now, where was he. “Help!” he screamed “I don’t know who you people think you are, but I don’t want to be any part of your jokes” Just then a video appeared on the large screen, it was of Sydney opera house, Big Ben and the statue of Liberty all blowing up!

“What was that?” “that was a vision of what is going to happen” Barcado replied. “That is what will happen if you don’t change it.”

“How do you expect me to change history?”

“I think we’ve shared enough, guards take him away.”

“No I want to know more!” Charlie screamed. They took him to a tall dark jail cell where he lay on a spiky hay bail. He could hear voices outside the cell of drunk guards. He picked up his old chains and went to the broken door to see what the guards were saying, but he didn’t hear the sound of drunk guards, oh no he heard the sound of Bob…

The cell door opened, there stood Bob looking all alone and very out of breath.

“Come on let’s get you out of here.” Bob heroically said. They ran up the long winding stairs and straight through the door to a small room, at that moment a huge car dropped down out of a hatch. “In hear” he said

“No way am I getting in there” Charlie mentioned.
“Well if you want to live, then you have to.”

“Okay but only this once” Charlie said, having to shout over the loud engine.

The car bumped around a bit as they started moving, but it was alright in the end, except for when they crashed through the wall and of the balcony. And at that very time the boot swung open and a massive glider came out. They soared through the midnight air avoiding all of the other cells they had spikey rooftops and all had balcony’s but they were the only people in a flying car. Eventually they reached a clearing and drifted off into the moon, and then everything went to hell.

“Plylt Plylt” “Oh no the oils running out!” Bob said. “Crash” they hit the ground with a huge impact.

As soon as the dust had settled, Charlie climbed out of the capsized machine. He coughed a few times before helping Bob out. “Well that was fun” Charlie said


Chapter 3

Now they were stranded in a dark misty forest, with nothing to eat or drink. Bob found a y tree, and built a den for them both it had a small fire outside, and they had to use leaves for a blanket. They slept there for three nights, and didn’t realise when red Indians came and kidnapped them.

“Woah Woah” A master Indian shouted, Charlie and Bob suddenly woke up in shock they were in a white tent, tied up with a strong rope and there was a  crowd of Indians surrounding them. “Woah Woah” the master repeated. A few minutes later, there was a large Woah from the other Indians. Suddenly all of the Indians dropped dead! Furthermore the giant Lego brick came back “What do you want with us” Charlie asked they clearly didn’t listen they took Bob, Charlie and the master Indian. “Good to see you again Charlie, you to Bob” Barcado said. “I know who you are.” Bob whispered

“No one knows who I am” Barcado said as smacked a tuning fork into Bobs neck.

“Bob, Bob wake up” Charlie whispered. “What did you mean when you said that you knew who Barcado was?”

“It’s complicated however it is true, he’s my brother” Bob replied.

“Indeed it is true but it won’t be for much longer” Barcado explained as he walked into the cell.

Sam’s Short Story

Sam had just 45 minutes to write this short story after working on his story plan.  We think he did really well.  Please leave a comment for him.

One hot, sweltering afternoon in Madrid, Rajoy (the Spanish President) and Theresa May (UK Prime Minister) and the people in parliament are having a meeting.  “Listen in”, shouts Theresa, “I have a few words I would like to say.  First.  A few weeks ago we had a vote about if we should stay in the EU and we have voted to leave.  I hope you Spanish are OK with that.  Thank you”.  The members of parliament clapped and cheered, but suddenly Rajoy screamed “You, Theresa May, are the most cuckoo person in the world because we love having you in the EU”.  Silence….. Then the high judge said “End of meeting so go away, I want my milky brew”.

It was later that night that Rajoy sneaked out of his private hotel and ran off into the night.  He knew where he was heading, the 10 mile wide, 50 mile long forest of wolves.  Past houses, shops, statues and offices he ran, till he found it.  He had never been in there, so he was worrying and wondering what to expect.

A few hours later, after stopping at a pool for a drink, he spotted some yellow eyes coming towards him.  What were they?  It hit him on the head like a boomerang.  WOLVES!  He screamed and ran for his life, not knowing where he was going.  Leaves brushed his face, dust got in his eyes, but he didn’t care at all.

Some minutes later, he comes across a wolf sanctuary.  “I’m saved” he cries and completely out of breath he walks in.  “What do you want?” a keeper mumbled.  “I’m Rajoy the Spanish President and I need to get back to Hotel Mylang, NOW!”  A bit taken aback by Rajoy’s pleadness the keeper springs to his feet and tells him to get on the back of his quadbike, then he himself hops on and shouts “Adios, my friends” to the wolves and with that they zoomed off into the distance.

Sam – Year 5